Our newly updated section of The Arts, features Kimberly Davion of At Sea Level on Etsy! Here is a excerpt:
(One of our favorite pieces by Kimberly Davion of At Sea Level)
We recently sat down with Kimberly Davion, creator of At Sea Level on etsy! Kimberly discusses her upcoming art, the art scene in Florida, how recycling plays a role in her art, the reason why she donates a portion of her proceeds to the Ocean Conservancy and more:
BW: What drew us to your work is your contribution of 10% of the sales at the end of each month to The Ocean Conservancy – why is The Ocean Conservancy important to you?
KD: The Ocean Conservancy is important to me because I live in a coastal community, of course, just mere minutes from the beach – So I witness on a daily basis of what erosion, pollution and storms can do to the beaches and the wildlife that claim that habitat.
For instance, this year our local area has lost sea turtle hatchlings from all the recent storms. There were 15 nests in our area, so far 3-4 nests made it, several others were washed away by tidal storm surge. I guess I can say I’ve always been a fan of supporting marine wildlife, the Save the Manatees campaign has always been something I was always very passionate about even as a child when I had to do a school report on the endangered species. It was then what made me realize the dangers that these animals face, and sometimes sadly, because of people. Another reason why I love the Ocean Conservancy is that they address these issues of wildlife and more of the other concerns such as creating artificial reefs, By catch, cold water corals, cruise ship waste, entangled animals, invasive species, debris and runoff, overfishing and more, facing our waters. What I like about the OC is that not only do they work on a local level but more importantly a global level, and that makes me more than happy to donate what I can from my sales. I’m hoping in the future that I can achieve more sales (not for profit alone) but mainly because I would like to increase the percentage of what I donate to the Conservancy. I just want to be able to give back as much as I can into the environment that we all share and enjoy for our future generations to have the same bar of quality as we do.
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